Editorial

Cultural Law Repealed: Cusco 1, Peru 0

Cultural Law Repealed: Cusco 1, Peru 0

Cusco went back to work Friday, following the repeal in Congress of Law 1198 that was to open doors to private investment and support in developing Peru’s huge untapped historical and archaeological resources. In the 48-hour strike that had some 14,000 tourists stuck in different parts of Cusco since Wednesday, […]

Editorial: Don’t Tread On Me

Editorial: Don’t Tread On Me

Over the course of five decades, German-born Peruvian archaeologist Maria Reiche dedicated her life to studying and preserving the Nazca Lines, which she tread in flip-flops, armed with a broom. That image of the self-appointed “Lady of the Lines” is incongruous  with the calamitously ill-conceived publicity stunt pulled by 20 Greenpeace activists […]

The Truth and Reconciliation Report: Ten Years On

By Eleanor Griffis≈ A little over 10 years ago, in the comfort of an auditorium in downtown Lima, I was transported to a world of shadows and raw fear lived by so many during the 1980-2000 internal conflict. Center stage sat the 12 CVR members at a long table, and […]

Open letter to President Ollanta Humala

Since Jan. 26, the inbox of Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES has been inundated with an open letter addressed to President Ollanta Humala, signed by people from all corners of the globe. As of today, the number of these appeals generated by the The Rainforest Portal and copied to our […]